New York, NY (July 15, 2019) — For birding in Belize, there is no better place to stay than San Ignacio Resort Hotel, located in the lush jungles of the Cayo District. The resort’s on-site tour guides offer guided explorations of birds in the area, with birding tours such as early morning birdwatching, Aguacate Lagoon birdwatching, and much more. Check out San Ignacio Resort Hotel’s Bird Watching Checklist for a rundown of what you might see right outside the resort windows.
Belize Birding Festival
Flock to San Ignacio this fall for the 2nd annual Belize Birding Festival, to take place on October 19 and 20, 2019. A paradise for casual and hard-core bird lovers alike, Belize is home to as many as 587 species of birds, from the iconic keel-billed toucan to the endangered scarlet macaw. The Birding Festival welcomes wildlife enthusiasts to learn about and enjoy the birds of Belize through workshops, tours, vendors, and more. San Ignacio Resort Hotel is the perfect place to stay for a memorable experience at the festival.
The San Ignacio Resort Hotel’s birding packages take advantage of the thriving biodiversity of the Belizean jungle that surrounds the resort. The Best of Belize Birding Package offers a five night stay in the Garden Room. It includes guided birding expeditions to beautiful locations such as El Pilar Archaeological Site, Mountain Pine Ridge, and Aguacate Lagoon, as well as tours to Nest of the Crested Caracara Private Reserve, on-site medicinal trails, and the Green Iguana Conservation Project. The Wings Over Belize Birding Package includes five nights in the garden room at San Ignacio Resort Hotel and five nights in a Regular Cabana at Chan Chich Lodge. This package offers even more full-day birding expeditions, including the Lamanai Archaeological Site, Cahal Pech Archaeological Site, and a night birding vehicle tour at Chan Chich.
Dining with the Birds
Over 85 species of birds inhabit the vegetation of the resort’s 17 acre private estate, and guests can watch them from the hotel’s dining patio and open grounds. Guests of the resort’s Running W Steakhouse and Restaurant enjoy an international menu with all the flavors of Belize, featuring meats from the ranch run by the same family that owns the resort. Those dining outdoors are often joined by resident birds, including toucans, who come to feed on nearby trees.
River and Jungle View Suites
Ideal for groups and families of all ages, the resort’s new River and Jungle View Suites each accommodate up to 6 guests. They boast large outdoor living spaces with lounge chairs and dining areas designed for guests to come together and enjoy scenic views of the Macal River, its surrounding rainforest valley and Belize’s natural jungle setting — perfect for bird watching from the comfort of your room. For larger groups, the Jungle View Suite is available as a connecting room with the River View Suite, and children 11 and under stay for free. Guests staying in one of these new suite categories can enjoy complimentary access to the Green Iguana Conservation Project and Medicinal Trail tour.